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To caulk or not to caulk

Posted by reneophyte (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 29, 07 at 11:51

I hope I'm in the right forum...I have a question about painting some wood paneled garage doors that were just installed yesterday.

The doors were pre-primed, but I put on an oil-based primer for good measure (I live in New England, so the elements tend to take their toll quickly on wood). In doing so, I noticed that the panels in the door move around a bit (1/8 inch or so). My inclination was to caulk each panel joint, but then I thought about it...are those panels supposed to move around to expand and contract during the change of seasons?

So before I put on the finish paint, should I caulk panels?

Thanks in advance!


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RE: To caulk or not to caulk

...are those panels supposed to move around to expand and contract during the change of seasons?... Yes.

...So before I put on the finish paint, should I caulk panels?... No.


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